Avonsleigh - VIC

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DEG: -37.921749 145.46666
DMS: 37º 55' 18.3" S 145º 27' 59.97" E
UTM: 55 H 5801759mN 365230mE
Altitude: 279.04m


Place Type

Population - Town


45.87kms East of Melbourne
440.26kms SouthWest of Canberra
573.19kms North of Hobart

Address & Contact

1 Macclesfield Rd
Avonsleigh VIC 3782
Phone: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au
Web: https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au


Avonsleigh, first known as East Emerald, is a small, scenic town/suburb in the Dandenong Ranges 46 km south-east of Melbourne. Its name arose from Avonsleigh guest house, close to the Wright stopping place (named after the owner of the guest house) on the Belgrave to Gembrook railway line (now the ‘Puffing Billy’ scenic railway).

A school and a church were erected at East Emerald in 1878 and 1879 where farms were taken up after gold mining at Emerald had petered out. By the early 1900s there was a population shift to Emerald, and the East Emerald (Avonsleigh) school closed in 1909.

Until World War II Avonsleigh was also occupied for timber production, but further clearance for agricultural land occurred in the postwar years. By the 1980s residential subdivisions along major roads occurred and a township developed. There is a general store and post office.

In 2010 bushfires put the township of Avonsleigh on high alert, but the threatening fire was brought under control.
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Closest Weather Station

Ferny Creek at 24/05:30am EST
Distance from Avonsleigh 12.44km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Ferny Creek (Dunns Hill)
Distance from Avonsleigh 12.44km NW
Mean Max. °C22.322.319.916.
Mean Min. °C12.112.711.
Mean Rain mm67.980.476.794.789.990.485.

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